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Mind-Body Dualism

In this course, Dr Cressida Gaukroger (University College, London) explores the philosophical theory of mind-body dualism—the theory that mind and body are distinct kinds of substances. The course begins by considering how dualism differs from...

6 lectures


Dr Cressida Gaukroger


Philosophy & Religious Studies

Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy

In this course, Professor Cottingham (University of Reading) explores René Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy. In the first module, we provide a brief introduction to Descartes himself and his philosophical system, as described in his...

6 lectures


Prof. John Cottingham

Reading University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Mind-Body Problem

In this course Dr Ralph Weir (University of Lincoln) explores the mind-body problem. In the first module, we think about what we mean by the mind-body problem, and consider the kind of perception involved in developing an account of the mind-body...

6 lectures


Dr Ralph Weir

Lincoln University

Philosophy & Religious Studies


In this course, Professor Paul Noordhof (University of York) explores materialism. In the first module, we introduce materialism by explaining matter and the meaning of composition. In the second module, we examine various arguments for...

6 lectures


Professor Paul Noordhof

York University

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Personal Identity

In this course, Professor Harold Noonan (University of Nottingham) explores theories and debates concerning personal identity. In the first module we introduce the problem of personal identity, beginning with John Locke. In the second module, we...

10 lectures


Professor Harold Noonan

Aquinas College

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